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Dragon Ball Chapter 027


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ランチのクシャミ

Ranchi no Kushami

Lunch’s Sneeze

Chapter Information

Premiered: 04 June 1985 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #27)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 015, “The Peculiar Girl, Lunch”

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 03 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku explains to Lunch that they’re going to Kame-Sen’nin’s house, while Kuririn is enjoying sitting behind her. They arrive, and Goku gets off Kinto-Un and stands on the porch. He yells that they’ve brought a pichi-pichi gal, but there’s no answer. Kuririn says he might be using the restroom, but Goku doesn’t know what that means. Kuririn whispers that he means the “toilet”, and Goku realizes Gramps is “taking a crap”. So he decides to go tell him to hurry up. Goku runs in the house screaming, “Heeeeey, Gramps, are you on the toilet!?”, and Kuririn apologizes to Lunch for Goku’s vulgarity. Lunch asks Kuririn why she’s here, and he basically says just to hang out with this man for a while. She’s happy to help, and then Kuririn asks her why those police-looking guys where chasing her. She says they were real police.

Goku continues to yell at Kame-Sen’nin, telling him that brought back a girl. Kame-Sen’nin says he’s finished, then comes out and yells at Goku for yelling like that. Back outside, Kuririn asks Lunch why the police were chasing her, and she looks at her bag full of money, and wonders if she robbed a bank again. Kame-Sen’nin is at the window, and Goku assures him they brought a good girl back this time, Kuririn said so. Kame-Sen’nin looks out at her, and she wonders if it wasn’t maybe a train robbery, and Kuririn thinks she must be joking (probably just a rich girl). Kame-Sen’nin stares her down, as she tells Kuririn that they should be careful because when she sneezes, her personality…

Kame-Sen’nin sticks his head out of the window and screams, scaring her, and then he tells Goku they did good this time. Kuririn comes inside, and Kame-Sen’nin says he’ll have them as his students. The three of them go back outside, and Kame-Sen’nin greets her. She says her name is Lunch, and explains that his grandsons helped her. Kame-Sen’nin says they’re not his grandkids, but his younger brothers, and everyone falls over. He introduces himself as Muten Rōshi, also called Kame-Sen’nin, and says how he’s going to teach them martial arts. She realizes that’s the reason the boys are so strong, and Kame-Sen’nin agrees that he must’ve taught them well. Goku says they haven’t learned anything from him yet. Then Kame-Sen’nin asks if Lunch wouldn’t like to take a bath… err, live here for a while, and she says sure, so long as she doesn’t get in their way. Kame-Sen’nin does a happy dance.

Kame-Sen’nin then asks Lunch if she would also like to learn martial arts from him, but she doubts she could. So Kame-Sen’nin tells her she wouldn’t have to be completely serious, and it’s good for you. Kuririn then explains how great and famous Muten Rōshi is, and Lunch is impressed. Kame-Sen’nin tells Kuririn he’s a good boy, then gives Lunch the uniform and asks her to change. She starts to undress right there, and Kuririn tells her she can change inside. Kame-Sen’nin doesn’t think he’s such a good boy anymore.

Lunch comes out of the house in lingerie, and thinks this seems like underwear. Kame-Sen’nin says it’s the Kame-sen style’s dōgi (“undergarment”), as he and the boys are also wearing the lingerie now, and she falls over. Then he wants to start training, but a horsefly comes over and flies in front of him. It flies under Lunch’s nose, tickling it, and she yells for them to run away just before she sneezes. Lunch turns into the blonde-haired girl again, and wonders where she is. Oh well, she pulls out a machine gun anyway and starts firing at the boys, until she sneezes again. She’s turned back into the good Lunch again, and she apologizes to the bullet-filled boys and explains how she changes personalities every time she sneezes. She hopes she didn’t do anything bad, but Kame-Sen’nin says “not really…”.

Chapter Notes

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump featured short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:
    読者の方からパンティーを送ってもらいました。嬉しくて壁に飾ってあります<明>

    One of my readers sent me some panties. I’ve happily hung them up on my wall. <Akira>

    This comment is one reprinted in Daizenshuu 7. He mentions in Dragon Ball Landmark (2003) that they eventually became stained with tobacco and he took them down.

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.